Wednesday, November 23

Review: Moana Movie

Moana is just fantastic.  In the words of my teen, "This is my favorite movie of all time!"  We all loved the movie.  The character Moana is strong, feisty and caring.  She just keeps going, being the best she can be and expecting the same from others. 
The are so many beautiful songs but our favorite has to be Shiny sung by the crab.  I have no idea what the real song it called but my kids just keep singing it over and over and they only heard it once in the movie. 
I can't not forget mention the scenery.  It really looks as though you are somewhere in the Pacific.  There is also a magnificent volcano god island!  Plus the ocean is a character too, which is handled perfectly.  You feel as those you are watching something filmed rather than a cartoon. 

My family has been looking forward to Moana for a long time.  My oldest has watched every preview and read many, many articles and become more and more excited.  I have to say that the movie did not disappoint.  My whole family loved the movie and we can't wait to see it again and again!

Disclosure: My family and I attended a preview of the movie and all opionion stated are my own.

Monday, November 7

Review: Shape Logic by ThinkFun

My daughters have been having so much fun with Shape Logic by ThinkFun.  It is an individual game but sometimes they like to play together. The game consist of two sets of matching shapes in green and blue. 
Above is the first challenge.  The card show you the shapes you need in each color and they you have to make the same shape in blue and green.  You don't know what the shape will be just that they need to match.
Here is the solution for the first challenge, they both form a matching rectangle.
The game becomes progressively harder.  Above is the last challenge, genius level. 
The game has been fun for my tween, teen and myself to play.  The game also comes with a drawstring bag making it easy to take on the go.  My oldest is actually home sick today and was playing it earlier between naps. 
Disclosure: I received the products mentioned for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.